The 24th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP) will take place on 13-17 July 2016 in  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. UMAP is the oldest conference series focused on personalization and user modeling. This year, it is collocated and will follow the 27th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT). The conference will feature topics falling into 5 main research areas: User Modelling for Recommender Systems, Adaptive & Personalized Educational Systems, Personalization in the Social Web & Crowdsourcing Era, Adaptive, Intelligent, & Multimodal User Interfaces, Architectures, techniques & methodologies for UMAP. The conference will host 9 cutting edge workshops and 3 keynote speakers: Lada Adamic - Facebook, Sandra Carberry - University of Delaware, and Hossein Derakhshan - an Iranian-Canadian author and blogger (shared speaker with HT). The deadline for abstracts in February 23 and for papers - March 1, 2016. For more information and submission instructions, please visit: http://um.org/umap2016/

 

ACM UMAP 2016 Call for Papers
The 24th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
13-17 July 2016
<http://www.um.org/umap2016/>
(collocated with Hypertext 2016)

UMAP is the premier international conference for researchers and practitioners
working on systems that adapt to individual users, to groups of users, and that
collect, represent, and model user information.  UMAP is the successor to the
biennial User Modeling (UM) and Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based
Systems (AH) conferences that were merged in 2009. It is sponsored by
ACM SIG CHI and SIG WEB, and organized under the auspices of User Modeling Inc.

ACM UMAP 2016 covers a wide variety of research areas where adaptation may be
applied. This include (but is in no way limited to) a number of domains in which
researchers are engendering significant innovations based on advances in user
modeling and adaptation: recommender systems; adaptive educational systems;
intelligent user interfaces; eCommerce; advertising; digital humanities; social
networks; personalized health; entertainment, and many more.

Key Areas:
UMAP 2016 will explore, study and shape a broad range of dimensions faced by
modern user adaptive systems, covering the following Key Areas chaired by
leading researchers.

User Modelling for Recommender Systems
(Area Chairs: Alexander Felfernig & Pasquale Lops)
- Semantic recommenders
- Social recommenders
- User Experience, Explanations, Trust, Control
- Context-aware recommender systems
- Conversational recommender systems
- Implicit and explicit user feedback
- Preference elicitation
- Machine learning for recommender systems
- Case studies of real-world implementations

Adaptive & Personalized Educational Systems
(Area Chairs: Antonija Mitrovic & Kalina Yacef)
- Learner modeling
- Intelligent tutoring systems
- Adaptive and personalized learning support
- Collaborative and group learning
- Emerging environments such as MOOCs and educational games
- Educational data mining and learning analytic modeling techniques
- Learning at scale
Modeling affective, motivational, and metacognitive aspects of learning
Case studies of real-world implementations

Personalization in the Social Web & Crowdsourcing Era
(Area Chairs: Alessandro Bozzon & Harith Alani)
- Data-driven approaches and big data techniques
- Deep learning for personalization with social and crowd-generated data
- Social network analysis
- Modeling individuals, groups, and communities
- Engagement & sustainability for personalization
- User awareness and control
- Privacy, perceived security, and trust
- Adaptations based on personality, society, and culture
- Mining of social media and crowd-generated data
- Human computation and machine intelligence for personalization
- Harnessing wisdom of the crowd for personalization
- Case studies of real-world implementations

Adaptive, Intelligent, & Multimodal User Interfaces
(Area Chairs: Julien Epps & Hatice Gunes)
- Multimodal user models
- Natural interaction (speech, language, gestures)
- Brain-computer interfaces
- Adaptive information visualization
- Adaptive hypermedia systems
- Adaptive collaboration support
- User modeling for special needs
- Case studies of real-world implementations

Architectures, techniques & methodologies for UMAP
(Area Chairs: Stephan Weibelzahl & Mihaela Cocea)
- Models of perception, action, cognition, and affect
- Neurobiological and physiological models
- User experience
- Ongoing continuous modeling
- Lifewide modeling
- Data-driven approaches
- Non-standard database representations (networks, graphs)
- Sensor networks
- Handheld and mobile devices
- Standards and specifications
- Interoperability, semantics
- Evaluation methodologies and metrics
- Case studies of real-world implementations


Submission Categories and Review Process

UMAP 2016 will include high quality peer-reviewed papers related to the above
key areas.  We welcome original, and principled research papers addressing both
the theory and practice of UMAP and papers showcasing innovative use of UMAP and
exploring the benefits and challenges of applying UMAP technology in real-life
applications and contexts. Authors will be asked to indicate one or more key
areas (from the five listed below) at the time of submission. Submissions
should be made into one of two categories - long and short papers as defined
below.

Long papers (8 pages + references) should present original reports of
substantive new research techniques, findings, and applications of UMAP.
They should place the work within the field and clearly indicate innovative
aspects. Research procedures and technical methods should be presented in
sufficient detail to ensure scrutiny and reproducibility. Results should be
clearly communicated and implications of the contributions/findings for
UMAP and beyond should be explicitly discussed.

Short papers (4 pages + references) should present original and highly
promising research or applications. Merit will be assessed in terms of
originality and importance rather than maturity, extensive technical
validation, and user studies, although some form of validation is desirable.

Maintaining the high quality and impact of the UMAP series, each paper will
be single-blind reviewed by three program committee members and meta-reviewed
to present the reviewersí consensual view; the review process will be
coordinated by the program chairs in collaboration with the corresponding area
chairs.

Separation of long and short papers will be strictly enforced so papers will
not compete across categories but within each category. Papers that receive
high scores and are considered promising by reviewers, but didnít make the
acceptance cut, will be invited to be resubmitted as posters and/or demos.


Submission Details and Publication:

Page limits: Long papers - 8 pages + references;
Short pages: 4 pages + references.

Note that reference do not count towards page limits. Papers that exceed
the page limits or formatting guidelines will be returned without review.

Submissions should be single-blinded, i.e. the authors can have their names in
the paper.

Papers must be formatted using the ACM SIG proceedings template and submitted
via EasyChair.

Submission templates: http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

Easychair submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=umap2016


Accepted papers will be published by ACM and will be available via the
ACM Digital Library.
At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference
by May 1, 2016 for the paper to be included in the proceedings.
Authors are expected to attend the conference and present the paper there.

Important Dates:

23 February 2016: Abstracts for Full and Short Papers (mandatory)
1 March 2016:       Full and Short Papers due
25 March 2016:       Doctoral Consortium (DC) papers

15 April 2016:       Notification for Full, Short and DC papers
1 May 2016:       Camera-ready for Full, Short and DC papers
(main proceedings)
Author Registration Deadline for main proceedings

7 May 2016:       Workshop Papers, Posters & Demos, Late-Breaking Results (LBR) 
1 June 2016:       Notification of Workshop Papers, Posters & Demos, LBR papers
7 June 2016:       Camera-ready for Workshop papers & Demos, LBR papers
(extended proceedings)
Early Registration Deadline
(author registration for extended proceedings)

12 July 2016:       Regular Registration Deadline
13-17 July 2016:  UMAP 2016 Conference
On-site Registration

The submissions times are 11:59 pm Hawaii time.

Organization:

General Chairs: Julita Vassileva and James Blustein
Program Chairs: Lora Aroyo and Sidney DíMello
Workshop Chairs: Federica Cena and Jie Zhang
Doctoral Consortium Chairs: Vania Dimitrova and Maria Bielikova
Posters and Demos Chairs: Darina Dicheva and Michel Desmarais
Publicity Chairs: Chirstoph Trattner and Denis Parra


Conference Website
<http://www.um.org/umap2016/>

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HYPERTEXT 2016
27th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media
10-13 July 2016 - Halifax, Canada

<http://ht.acm.org/ht2016/>

Submission deadline: 19 February 2016

CONFERENCE SCOPE

The ACM Hypertext conference is a premium venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on hypertext theory, systems and applications. It is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research including social media, semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext and hypermedia as well as narrative systems and applications.

Hypertext 2016 will focus on missing links on the WWW: how can the Hypertext paradigm and research inspire and improve the Web? Which missing links (and linking paradigms) can improve connections, communication and collaboration? Apart from the regular research tracks, Hypertext 2016 will feature a creative track.

The conference will take place at the campus of Dalhousie University in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia and the major cultural centre of Canada’s Atlantic provinces.

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

Papers must report new results substantiated by experimentation, simulation, analysis, or application. Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original, not previously published works.

Submission categories include:
- Regular research papers (max 10 pages + references) discussing mature work.
- Short papers (max 5 pages + references) describing preliminary results of on-going work or novel thought-provoking ideas.
- Posters and demos (max 2 pages + references) presenting innovative research ideas, preliminary results, system prototypes or industry showcases.

Submission deadline: 19 February 2016

Accepted papers will appear in the Hypertext 2016 Conference Proceedings that will be published by ACM and additionally be made available through the ACM Digital Library.

ORGANIZATION

General Chairs:
- Jamie Blustein, Dalhousie University, Canada
- Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center, Germany

Program Chairs:
- Helen Ashman, University of South Australia
- Jessica Rubart, Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Germany

CONFERENCE TRACKS

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Collaboration in the Social Web
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Track Chair: Weigang Wang, University of Manchester, UK

In the past few years, we have witnessed the proliferation of social media and mobile devices.  Mobile social media provide touch points to engage families, friends, group members, and communities, offer entry points to the web, and keep them connected in a Social Web.

Therefore, this track includes the analysis and exploitation of links between topics, people and activities in social media and beyond.  Apart from various methods and practices using existing social media systems to support collaborative activities, social groupware (or a combination of social media and groupware, , such as MobileMeeting) is emerging, which integrates social media interaction into a structured collaboration process and adds various structure and computational support to social media.

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Narrative, Adaptation and Multimedia Storytelling
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Track Chair: David Millard, University of Southampton, UK

Hypertext and Web systems are fundamentally about communication between people, and people are storytellers. In this track we seek submissions covering a broad range of topics around new media and digital storytelling, from both the technological and human points of view. We expect to include papers around technologies to support content curation and creation, dynamic linking and navigation, for example by exploiting the Web of linked and open data.

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User Experience and the Web
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Track Chair: Herre van Oostendorp, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

This track seeks original submissions that either contribute to the overall understanding of the relationships between cognitive factors and cognitive processes when interacting with the Web or describe novel systems and applications that make interacting with the Web an easy and effortless process.

 

HT2015 - Call for Participation

26th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media


1-4 September 2015

Cyprus

http://ht.acm.org/ht2015/


— Conference Scope ---

The ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media conference (HT) is a premium venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on theory, systems and applications for hypertext and social media. It is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research, including social media, adaptation and personalisation, user modeling, linked data and semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext, and its application in digital humanities.


— Conference Program ---

< http://ht.acm.org/ht2015/program1.html>


— Keynote Speakers ---

<http://ht.acm.org/ht2015/speakers.html>

  • Barry Smyth, “"From Small Sensors to Big Data: How the Sensor Web is Changing our World"

  • Yiannis Laouris, "The near future is hybrid”


— Workshops ---

NHT'15: Narrative and Hypertext (Organisors: Charlie Hargood (University of Southampton, UK) and David Millard (University of Southampton, UK)

<http://nht.ecs.soton.ac.uk/>


SIdEWayS'15: Social Media World Sensors (Organisors: Mario Cataldi (Université Paris 8, France), Luigi Di Caro (University of Turin, Italy) and Claudio Schifanella (RAI – Centre for Research and Technological Innovation, Italy))

<http://linc.iut.univ-paris8.fr/sideways/index.html>


NHIC'15: International Workshop on Human-centric Independent Computing (Organisors: Neil Y. Yen (University of Aizu, Japan) and Qun Jin (Waseda University, Japan))

<https://sites.google.com/site/hypertexthic2015/>


— Registration ---

<http://ht.acm.org/ht2015/registration.html>

 

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